Maintenon Marquise de
Main·te·non(măN′tə-nôN′, măNt-nôN′), Marquise de Title of Françoise d'Aubigné. 1635-1719.
French consort of Louis XIV. The widow of French writer Paul Scarron, she secretly married the king (c. 1685) after the death of his first wife.
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